Saturday, September 30, 2006

Which one to buy

Wanted: A good digital camera, with minimujm optical zoom 10x, 6 mega pixels, and less noise at higher ISOs. AND WITH WARRANTY.
Moi budget: 2000 Dhs
Asked a couple of pals, they didnt have much clue, posted the same on the Photography NB @ Dbabble. Did own research and finally zeroed in on 3 models- Canon Powertshot S3 IS, Sony Cybershot H5 and Panazonic Lumix FZ30
Did some research
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_s3-review/
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_h5-review/
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_fz30-review/index.shtml
and also the fabulous www.dpreview.com

kicked out Panazonic in the round 1, But was caught in a fix which one to choose-sony or canon. Went to the shop, Sony had a tag of 1900 Dhs while canon came for 1775 Dhs with a 1GB card. Tried my best bargaining, no avail. Then the shopkeeper himself, I had visited his shop for at least 5 times to bargain, told em Canon is a safe bet since it has less noise when it comes to higher ISOs and a better imaging chip.!!

So S3 IS it is.
I hope, sincerely hope, that I made a wise decision.
Here's my baby (the pic is from http://www.canon.com.au/ since I could not take the pic of my own camera with the same camera)


Soon I ll put some quality pics on this blog instead of mindless drivel.

2 Comments:

Blogger .:: Rosh ::. said...

hey congrats! now that you have a cam start a photoblog soon.
btw its easy to take the pic of your cam with your cam..use a mirror!

8:24 PM  
Blogger glyphin said...

It may be too late for your purchase decision, but here's a good page comparing the Canon S3 IS to the Sony DSC-H5:
http://www.vsxl.com/cameras/Canon_PowerShot_S3_IS_vs_Sony_DSC_H5.html

7:50 PM  

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